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Eating for the Health of It

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When it comes to diet and nutrition, programs, fads and trends come and go, but one thing that remains constant is the consensus among nutrition and medical professionals that proper, balanced nutrition and a healthy, whole foods approach to our diets is the among the best preventative health strategies, as well as the best intervention strategy for overcoming or managing disease and illness.  Understanding caloric intake, balanced nutrition, healthy vs. unhealthy foods, portion-size, metabolic processes and how food affects our bodies’ functions can be a confusing undertaking, and many often get frustrated, give up and return to less healthy eating...

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Treatment In Disguise

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Medical treatment in the face of disease or illness can be difficult in and of itself and often leads patients on a path of emotional ups and downs; those who make the transition to ambulatory treatment via infusion pump face the added stress of wearing one’s treatment on their sleeve.  The positive and negative effects of this type of lifestyle adjustment vary greatly for each individual.  For some, maintaining normal activity is a challenge, while others experience a fairly smooth adjustment.  However, for many, simply managing one’s day-to-day and dealing with the reactions, stares, and curiosity of strangers in public...

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Rest, Restore, Regenerate

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  In our world of instant information and constant connection, the fact that sleep is an important and necessary component to our daily lives is not some hidden, well-kept secret.  We must admit that we know, now more than ever, that a good night’s sleep is an absolute vital part of our existence, and yet all too often we cheat ourselves on a good night’s rest.   With so many demands on our time and our on-the-go lifestyle, our attempt to fit it all into the confines of the day often results in sacrificing sleep.   However, this sacrifice often...

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The Best Defense is a Good Offense

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If you or someone you know is fighting cancer you understand the stress surrounding the big “C”. Also, you probably already know that one of the great stress relievers is taking action. Of course this sounds simple - to step up and take control - but the fear of the unknown can be a powerful obstacle. Let us not forget that powerful obstacles have been overcome time and time again by individuals possessing powerful doses of determination. It does not mean they are not afraid. They are perhaps more afraid of what will happen if they don’t try. One possible...

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Pink and Blue: The New Colors of Fall Asking You to Screen for Breast and Colon Cancer

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Pink and Blue: The New Colors of Fall Asking You to Screen for Breast and Colon Cancer The October days are getting a bit chillier; the jackets are coming out and the scarves are being wrapped. The homes smell of pumpkin delight as they’re being dressed in fall leaves, wreathes and little pumpkins. The children are refining their ideas on which cartoon or movie characters to dress-up as to trick-or-treat in and the fall festivities are bouncing around the community: pumpkin patches, hayrides, and haunted houses. There might be a few October characteristics for this fall that you may not...

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